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Course Name Indian Short Stories in English
Course Code 19ENG234
Program B. Tech. in Computer and Communication Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Introduction: Differences between novel and short stories – origin and development of short stories – Rabindranath Tagore: Kabuliwallah; Mulk Raj Anand: The Gold Watch.

Unit 2

R. K. Narayan: Sweets for Angels; K. A. Abbas: The Refugee; Khushwant Singh: The Mark of Vishnu.

Unit 3

Masti Venkatesha Iyengar: The Curds-Seller; Manohar Malgonkar: Upper Division Love; Romila Thapar: The Spell; Premchand: The Voice of God.



To help the students learn the fine art of story writing; to help them learn the techniques of story telling; to help them study fiction relating it to the socio- cultural aspects of the age; to familiarize them with different strategies of reading short stories; to make them familiar with the morals and values held in high esteem by the ideals of Indianness.

Textbook / References


  • M. G. Narasimha Murthy (ed), Famous Indian Stories. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, 2014


  • Mohan Ramanan (Ed), English and the Indian Short Story: Essays in Criticism, Hyderabad, Orient Black Swan, 2000.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Internal External
Periodical 1 (P1) 15
Periodical 2 (P2) 15
*Continuous Assessment (CA) 20
End Semester 50
*CA – Can be Quizzes, Assignment, Projects, and Reports.

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